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Video shows violent 'jaywalking' arrest in California

jaywalking arrest in CAPolice in California are investigating after a video posted online showed a group of officers tackling a teenager for jaywalking.

Edgar Avendano, who filmed the incident, said the teen was walking in the road on Tuesday when he was stopped by a police officer.

A Stockton police spokesman said the boy refused to leave the road and the situation escalated into a scuffle.


Texas Cop Bar Accused of Only Charging Minorities

Texas cop barA Houston nightclub is accused of charging minority customers a cover charge but letting white patrons in for free—and some spurned bar-goers claim the racist color line has allegedly gone on for years as off-duty police acted as security.

Brandon Ball, 32, says he and two friends went to the Gaslamp, a chic lounge in the city’s Midtown neighborhood, on Sept. 11 and were asked for a $20 entrance fee. All three pals, who are black lawyers, were dressed in button-down shirts, slacks, and blazers and decided to go elsewhere.


Appeals court: ACA birth control mandate a 'substantial burden' on religious employers

Appeals court ruling on birth control mandateOpponents of a federal law that mandates employers provide birth control coverage to employees were handed a victory Thursday in a three-year court battle.

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled Thursday that the Obama administration's law -- which was changed after a 2014 Supreme Court defeat -- doesn't sufficiently accommodate employers whose religious beliefs are at odds with the mandate.


St. Louis landfill fire could reach radioactive waste in months

St. Louis landfill fireA fire smoldering underneath a landfill north of St. Louis since 2010 could reach radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project in as little as three months, according to a report released by Missouri’s attorney general.

Much of the uranium used to make the first nuclear weapons was processed in downtown St. Louis, and the waste was moved around the region for decades. In 1973 a private company that bought some of the waste from the U.S. government illegally dumped it at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis.


Feds to pay $940M to settle claims over tribal contracts

Fedds pay tribes The Obama administration has agreed to pay hundreds of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services.

The Interior Department announced the proposed $940 million agreement in Albuquerque on Thursday along with leaders from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Zuni Pueblo and Ramah Chapter of the Navajo Nation. They were among the lead plaintiffs in a contract-dispute lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 600 tribes and tribal agencies. They brought the case in 2012 before the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices ruled for the tribes.


Friend of Dylann Roof arrested by the FBI

Dylan Roof's riend arrestedThe man who gave shelter to Dylann Roof in the weeks before the June killings of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church has been arrested by the FBI.

Agents picked up Joseph “Joey” Meek Jr., 21, of Red Bank while he was at work Thursday afternoon, his girlfriend Lindsey Fry told The State newspaper just before 4 p.m.

Meek called her on his cell phone as it was happening, Fry said.

“He just said, ‘They want to talk to me, but I think I’m going to jail,’” Fry said.


Americans who stopped French train attack meet Obama at White House

heroes meet ObamaPresident Barack Obama on Thursday met with three Americans who subdued a gunman on a crowded French train, saying the men make him "extraordinarily optimistic about the future."

Spencer Stone, 23, Aleksander Skarlatos, 22, and Anthony Sadler, 23, met Obama in the Oval Office one month after they stopped the attempted terror attack.


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